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Matthew Parker : English

Matthew Parker
Subject : English Native
United States
(362) Lessons
99%      
(86) Total Reviews
86 Positive Reviews
Last class : 8+ days
8+ days
Offline
45 Min : $25.19 / £19.36 / €22.39
Trial: 50% OFF
Hello, my name is Matthew Parker and I'm 42 years old and currently living in United States. I am a native English speaker and teach English. I have been an online English teacher with Verbalplanet.com since November 2013. I am currently offering a discounted initial trial lesson at 50% of my normal lesson price for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

Hi. My name is Matt. I have many years of English teaching experience, including over 5 years of teaching English online.

I have lived and taught in many countries including, India, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Laos. Cambodia, and Turkey.

I have worked with all ages of students (from primary school to adult) and all different levels of English (from beginner to fluent.)

Qualifications & Experience

Teaching Experience:

Wall Street English (formerly Wall Street Institute,) Konya, Turkey

November 2012-November 2013

English Teacher

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Anuban Bangsaphan Primary School, Bangsaphan, Thailand

November 2009-February 2012

English Teacher

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Gwang Myeong Dong Elementary School, Gwang Myeong City, South Korea

April 2007-April 2009

English Teacher

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United States Peace Corps, Northwest Province, South Africa

January 2003-April 2005 (continued a volunteer teacher until December 2005)

English Teacher

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James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA

September 2000-May 2002

Graduate Teacher

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EDUCATION:

International TEFL Teacher Training (ITTT)

100-hour TEFL Certification Course: February 2007

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James Madison University

Master of Fine Arts Degree: May 2002

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The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree: May 1998

Teaching Approach

Laugh and learn. I like my students to have a good time while they study English. In many countries I've worked in, English is traditionally taught as a series of dry grammar rules. Yes, grammar is important, but its just part of the big picture. I like to focus on teaching my students practical language skills, and on the 4 pillars of language learning: reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

My last class was :
8+ days ago.
 
08 Jan 2019
By : Marco F
Subject : English 
Booked Matthew by mistake but was extremely friendly and helpful in directing me to what I needed. Will look into booking a lesson with him in the near future.
 
25 Feb 2018
By : Natital86
Subject : English 
Very good thecher
 
24 Jul 2017
By : Nina_1
Subject : English 
Matt's lesson is interesting and fun! We talked about books, moives,music,etc. I certainly learned a lot from it!
 
07 Jun 2016
By : jim85
Subject : English 
Great trial lesson. He already help me getting a good pronounciation. Looking forward to work with him to improve my english skills ! Thanks

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